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Former Memphis Police Officer Resigns from Mississippi Department, Chief Confirms | News

By meerna Jun12,2024

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A former Memphis police officer has resigned from another department.

This time in Mississippi.

FOX13 Investigates previously reported that Officer Colin Berryhill is facing decertification in Tennessee.

A FOX13 investigation confirmed to Southaven Police Chief Brent Vickers today that Colin Berryhill resigned from his position in March, but Vickers did not provide a reason.

Berryhill’s name first came up in 2021, when the Memphis Police Department filed a request with state regulators to revoke his law enforcement privileges in Tennessee.

This came a year after Berryhill resigned from MPD pending an investigation by the department.

After resigning, Berryhill managed to find a job with the Southaven Police Department.

FOX13 Investigates has previously explained how easy it is for officers to do this, especially across state lines since certification is done on a state-by-state basis.

Last month we heard from Brian Grisham, deputy director of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, or IADLEST.

He explained that there is a national database to track these officers, but it is optional for departments to share the information.

β€œIt’s not a blacklist, it’s a system of indicators. It also directs the investigator where to look for misconduct records,” Grisham told FOX13.

He added: “The reality of the post is that one state can revoke the privileges or discipline an officer for a reason that other states would not consider disqualification.”

Because Memphis police waived the decertification, Berryhill can continue to work in law enforcement in Tennessee.

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